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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7050 on: July 13, 2018, 03:33:13 am »
I'm a sucker for meters, if there's one thing that could be an impulse buy its multimeters of either digital or analogue and my collection (which I'm thinning down a little to avoid to many duplicates) is as follows;

Handheld DMM's
1 x Proster VC97  2k
2 x Bside ADM08A 6k
1 x Robin OM840 20k
11 x Fluke 25 3.2k
2 x Fluke 27 3.2k
1 x Brymen BM867s 50k & 500k

Bench DMM's
1 x Philips PM2521 20k
1 x Solartron 7045 20k
2 x HP 3466A 20k
1 x HP3478A 300k
1 x Fluke 8840A 200k

Analogue meters
1 x Avo Mk8
1 x Avo 1001
1 x TMK 700
1 x TMK 500
1 x Kyoritsu 1400
1 x Robin 2608
1 x Robin 1502

1 x Heathkit MM-1U
1 x Heathkit V-7AU

There may be in the garage a couple of real cheap and nasty give away DMM's as well.

I agree those Fluke 25 and 27 meters really are built like a tank and the BM867 has a similar feel to it, although I know that the plastics are not of the same quality but the bumper gives it a great feeling of solidity.

The Fluke 8840A is lacking the AC option unfortunately which I already have a thread in the WTB thread for this along with a replacement VFD as mine is quite dim as I suspect that it has been sat in a lab somewhere switched on for the duration of the working day at least.

I think the only extra functions that the BM867 has over the 867 is the function for the variable frequency drives and temperature, neither of which bothers me so I saved myself a huge wedge in getting the 867.

I don't yet have anything above 5.5 digits but I just know that its only a matter of time on that front  :-DD
You are closer to 6.5d than you think; the 3478A is 300k counts (303100 to be precise).

I have two and I absolutely love them! I suspect these meters go for such low price because of their LCD - otherwise it is an excellent piece of gear.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7051 on: July 13, 2018, 10:37:07 am »
I just ordered a mini 50mm cut-off saw so I can cut down 64 pin receptacles to 62 pins seeing as the 62 pin receptacles are now as easy to find as Unicorn poo!  |O

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7052 on: July 13, 2018, 10:58:56 am »
I just ordered a mini 50mm cut-off saw so I can cut down 64 pin receptacles to 62 pins seeing as the 62 pin receptacles are now as easy to find as Unicorn poo!  |O



I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7053 on: July 13, 2018, 11:11:38 am »
I just ordered a mini 50mm cut-off saw so I can cut down 64 pin receptacles to 62 pins seeing as the 62 pin receptacles are now as easy to find as Unicorn poo!  |O



I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.

They are pretty affordable, only $115 aussie pesos delivered from a local seller. I'd guess they are cheaper stateside.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142758175904
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7054 on: July 13, 2018, 01:51:59 pm »
I'm a sucker for meters, if there's one thing that could be an impulse buy its multimeters of either digital or analogue and my collection (which I'm thinning down a little to avoid to many duplicates) is as follows;

Handheld DMM's
1 x Proster VC97  2k
2 x Bside ADM08A 6k
1 x Robin OM840 20k
11 x Fluke 25 3.2k
2 x Fluke 27 3.2k
1 x Brymen BM867s 50k & 500k

Bench DMM's
1 x Philips PM2521 20k
1 x Solartron 7045 20k
2 x HP 3466A 20k
1 x HP3478A 200k
1 x Fluke 8840A 200k

Analogue meters
1 x Avo Mk8
1 x Avo 1001
1 x TMK 700
1 x TMK 500
1 x Kyoritsu 1400
1 x Robin 2608
1 x Robin 1502

1 x Heathkit MM-1U
1 x Heathkit V-7AU

There may be in the garage a couple of real cheap and nasty give away DMM's as well.
Holly crap, you've quite a collection there.  :o  ;D

FWIW, the only analog meters I have these days are attached to a couple of PSU's I own (PD TP343B & GW Instek GPC-3020).





Damn I love the aesthetics of the Power Designs stuff  8) (aluminum knobs, not the later versions/models with the cheap, ugly plastic ones).

The Fluke 8840A is lacking the AC option unfortunately which I already have a thread in the WTB thread for this along with a replacement VFD as mine is quite dim as I suspect that it has been sat in a lab somewhere switched on for the duration of the working day at least.
FWIW, I've seen threads/info regarding VFD rejuvenation, so that may truly be worth a look IMHO.

Sorry I don't have more details on this, but I've not needed to do this thus far.

I think the only extra functions that the BM869 has over the 867 is the function for the variable frequency drives and temperature, neither of which bothers me so I saved myself a huge wedge in getting the 867.

I don't yet have anything above 5.5 digits but I just know that its only a matter of time on that front  :-DD
Exactly.

Not a huge difference in features as a general rule, but a notable price difference to get the extras that come standard in the BM869 (think there are differences in data logging capabilities as well).

Certainly seems you're more than bitten by the bug that imparts gear acquisition syndrome though, so you might want to figure out if you need an anti-fungal or antibiotic to deal with it.  :o  :-DD

Regarding a decent 5.5 digit DMM, I'm sure something suitable will come up for the right price on eBay (US or other locations).
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7055 on: July 14, 2018, 07:28:22 am »
I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.

You can get one at Harbor freight for $35; or $28 if you use a 20% off coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini-bench-top-cut-off-saw-62136.html

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7056 on: July 14, 2018, 01:24:55 pm »
I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.

You can get one at Harbor freight for $35; or $28 if you use a 20% off coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini-bench-top-cut-off-saw-62136.html

Yeah I knew you guy's would get much better pricing than we do, everything here gets an unhealthy does of "Australia Tax"!  |O
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GE Capacitors 55 mF 30 V
« Reply #7057 on: July 14, 2018, 09:12:38 pm »
Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.

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Re: GE Capacitors 55 mF 30 V
« Reply #7058 on: July 14, 2018, 10:09:09 pm »
Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.

ELECTROLITYC vs normal ELECTROLYTIC:-//

The quotation marks used as an apostrophe is a little iffy also.
 

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Re: GE Capacitors 55 mF 30 V
« Reply #7059 on: July 14, 2018, 10:40:16 pm »
Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.
Geniune GE electrolityc capacitors. Oo-kay.
 

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Re: GE Capacitors 55 mF 30 V
« Reply #7060 on: July 14, 2018, 11:35:16 pm »
Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.

ELECTROLITYC vs normal ELECTROLYTIC:-//

The quotation marks used as an apostrophe is a little iffy also.


Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.
Geniune GE electrolityc capacitors. Oo-kay.

Yeah, I'm aware of those details that it looks fishy, I guess I'm going to fully test it like forming and leakage test at 30 Volt, this will take sometimes.

Meanwhile briefly tested capacitance using Fluke 287 are about 75.000 uF (75 mF).  ::)  :-//

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7061 on: July 14, 2018, 11:35:32 pm »
I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.

You can get one at Harbor freight for $35; or $28 if you use a 20% off coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini-bench-top-cut-off-saw-62136.html


Yeah I knew you guy's would get much better pricing than we do, everything here gets an unhealthy does of "Australia Tax"!  |O

Ouch!! But I have to admit that it seems odd, since practically everything everything at harbor freight is manufactured in China. It seems like there wouldn't be any big difference AU and US.  But I'm sure that there are lots of reasons why it's not that simple.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7062 on: July 14, 2018, 11:47:10 pm »



Yeah, I'm aware of those details that it looks fishy, I guess I'm going to fully test it like forming and leakage test at 30 Volt, this will take sometimes.

Meanwhile briefly tested capacitance using Fluke 287 are about 75.000 uF (75 mF).  ::)  :-//

Completely within tolerance. It's rated as -10% to +50%.  Sounds promising.

I think the main issues with counterfeits would be reliability, which are not really testable with a small handful of parts in a low amount of time. For example, will the electrolytic leak out in a few years....
 

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Re: GE Capacitors 55 mF 30 V
« Reply #7063 on: July 14, 2018, 11:59:33 pm »
Used GE Capacitors 55 mF (55.000 uF) 30 V rated.
Yummy !  :-+

I got a 60kuF 60V jobby a few years back cheap and it's currently serving duty in a MIG welder.
I should've bought more.  |O
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7064 on: July 15, 2018, 12:59:41 am »
I like that saw!
 

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« Reply #7065 on: July 15, 2018, 04:28:05 am »
I got a Knipex 12 42 195 wire stripper. It seems to work well so far and gives good results. It is rated for 7-32 AWG, but I find that for my cheap 30 awg 'bodge wire', it has a tendency just to cut the conductor instead of strip it. Larger wires strip just fine.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7066 on: July 15, 2018, 08:43:27 am »
I want that saw!!!!!
I have to cut short lengths of 3mm OD brass tubing and that looks like the ticket.

You can get one at Harbor freight for $35; or $28 if you use a 20% off coupon.

https://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini-bench-top-cut-off-saw-62136.html


Yeah I knew you guy's would get much better pricing than we do, everything here gets an unhealthy does of "Australia Tax"!  |O

Ouch!! But I have to admit that it seems odd, since practically everything everything at harbor freight is manufactured in China. It seems like there wouldn't be any big difference AU and US.  But I'm sure that there are lots of reasons why it's not that simple.

I could have bought it direct from China and saved about $30, but I didn't want to wait 4-6 weeks for it to arrive.
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« Reply #7067 on: July 16, 2018, 04:28:53 am »
Time to retire my aging almost 5 yrs old tablet, use tablet "a lot" for reading, especially datasheets.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7068 on: July 16, 2018, 06:31:11 am »
Pulled trigger on one of these little beauties today, it will be with me tomorrow, more voltnuttery toys to play with  :-DMM

How you getting on with your new toy buddy?

The only thing I wish was different with mine is the diode test, I wish it had a bit more kick! Mine pushes 3V give or take a tiny bit. my older fluke 177 pushes 7V+ which is awesome and my 289 does around 5v which is decent and bearable! Other than that I find it an awesome beasty and very quick.
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« Reply #7069 on: July 16, 2018, 06:35:55 am »
I got 3 Wera precision screwdrivers, a couple of sets of flush cutters and a new set of tweezers! Crap!  :D

Hope the postie has to chap me to deliver a LOAD of stuffs tomorrow morning....we'll see....we can dream right???   :=\
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« Reply #7070 on: July 16, 2018, 06:58:39 am »
Pulled trigger on one of these little beauties today, it will be with me tomorrow, more voltnuttery toys to play with  :-DMM

How you getting on with your new toy buddy?

The only thing I wish was different with mine is the diode test, I wish it had a bit more kick! Mine pushes 3V give or take a tiny bit. my older fluke 177 pushes 7V+ which is awesome and my 289 does around 5v which is decent and bearable! Other than that I find it an awesome beasty and very quick.

I like it a lot but it only pushes out 2.94v on diode test which is low, my 3466A does 4.66v, Flukes 25 and 27 give 2.48v, my cheap Bside ADM08A is 3.22V, Proster VC97 only has 1.52V, Robin OM840 2.79V and lastly Philips PM2521 3.55V.

I find the backlight to be a bit flaky on the left side of the screen to a bit strange considering the rest of the performance is (apart form diode test) is right up there with meters many classes above it.

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« Reply #7071 on: July 16, 2018, 07:19:43 am »
PROJECT!

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« Reply #7072 on: July 16, 2018, 08:56:46 am »
PROJECT!



That does look like it might need a little TLC - Bob would be proud.
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« Reply #7073 on: July 16, 2018, 09:23:53 am »
Picked up a like new Seeedstudio RF Explorer 6GHz Signal Generator for a good price!
 

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« Reply #7074 on: July 17, 2018, 09:35:59 am »
A used meter, with built-in scope. Inspired by forum member TheSteve. Too bad it didn't come with batteries, so I can only test it with AC adapter.

Being used equipment, the condition is great. No scratches, actually no marks of using at all besides some speckles of dust.

 
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